The 2014 Formula One season promises to be very interesting considering the rule requiring an all new engine, a tiny turbocharged V6. On this video, a high-speed lap flashes by on the Autodromo Nazionale Monza in Italy. The engine: a 1.6-liter, turbocharged V6. These new Formula One engines will be limited to 15,000 rpm and will be much more efficient than the current 2.4-liter V8 engines.
No official numbers on horsepower, but I hear that an average of 700hp is a good bet.
In keeping with the FIA’s (Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile) desire for greener racing, these 2014 F1 cars will have additional fuel-saving goodies such as regenerative braking – on top of all of the current ‘green’ systems. The whole impetus on conservation seems to be based on an effort to get environmentally sensitive sponsors to join in.
Enjoy this video of the Formula One turbocharged V6 with your volume maxed out. It’s a very different, softer sounding engine that seems to be running at a low (for F1) rpms. The video-game-like graphics help you imagine which corner is being entered. It kind of reminds me of Pole Position.
I like the idea of a turbocharged V6, but I worry the speeds may dissipate given the lower rpm requirements. God, I hope not.